Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone down to £286

Since it launched nearly one year ago, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to come with Ice Cream Sandwich and one of the first to have an HD-ready screen, has been cut by almost half.

The phone itself has a curved design and is less than 9mm thick with a sleek 4.3mm bezel. There are no keys and the Hyper Skin cover is “pleasing to the touch” according to Samsung.

The device is now on sale at Amazon for only £286. It has a dual-core system-on-chip, a TI OMAP4430 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 4.65in HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with full HD recording, and a front-facing camera (with the Face Unlock verification feature).

The rest of the feature list includes vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, instant capture (with zero shutter lag), a single motion panoramic camera, NFC capabilities and Android Beam sharing.

The Nexus is likely to be the last such Google phone, along with the HTC Desire and the Samsung Google Nexus S from previous years, as Motorola Mobility is now part of Google.

Source: Amazon